BA (Hons), MA, PhD

Instructor, English
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities

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PhD, Social and Political Thought, York University, 2013.

MA, English Literature, University of British Columbia, 2008.

BA (Honours), English Literature, McGill University, 2005.


Fenn Stewart (PhD, York University, 2013) is an interdisciplinary teacher, scholar, writer and editor. Her research on colonialism and decolonization has focused mostly on "Canadian" contexts, from a perspective informed by critical race and Indigenous studies; this work has appeared in journals including ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature and Law, Culture, and the Humanities.

Fenn's most recent publications include collaborations with Jastej Luddu, including a Briarpatch article on the memorialization of Mewa Singh (an early Punjabi Sikh immigrant who, in 1914, assassinated a Canadian immigration inspector in the Vancouver Courthouse), as well as a post on the Oecologies blog focused decolonization and the idea of the end of the world.

She is the author of two books of poetry – Better Nature (2017) and Roosters and Women (forthcoming in 2024), and a former editor (2018-2019) of The Capilano Review.

Stewart joined the English Department at CapU in 2023, having previously taught academic writing and literature at Douglas College (2019-2023) and UBC (2014-2022).